The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue new COVID-19 guidance. Here is a roundup of recent guidelines related to the coronavirus and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Source: Lightspring / Shutterstock FFCRA and Furloughs
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have made the difficult decision to furlough employees. A “furlough” isn’t a layoff or a termination of employment; rather, it’s a temporary leave of absence in which employees aren’t scheduled, permitted, or authorized to perform work and don’t receive pay.